||18 years; Refill American Oak|
||100% Malted Barley|
|Distiller||Caol Ila (Port Askaig, Scotland)|
An 18 year old Caol Ila, unpeated - different from their typical releases. I’ve liked these in the past - I always like trying these.
Batch: Special Release 2017
Bottling Code: l7079cm000 51690150
Bottling Date: 2017
The nose is awesome - rich marine malt, apple, sea salt, oak, grass, hay, spices, pineapple, and light vanilla. Great nose. The taste has loads of hay, sweet light oak, mixed orchard fruit, clove, and a touch of chilli-type spice. A touch of tannic textre. Some rich leather-like aged notes too. The finish is light, with oak, orchard fruit, toffee, and green wood. Barley comes in nice at the end. It’s very rich! A nice deep malt.
It’s quite nice with water – it really shows off the depth of caol ila’s malt, even without the peat.
Highly Recommended (48% of all whiskies I’ve reviewed to date get this recommendation or higher).
Value: Low. A pretty expensive bottle of whisky.